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Species Acrocera orbicula

Acrocera orbicula Fabricius, 1787 - Acrocera orbicula - female Acrocera orbicula Fabricius, 1787 - Acrocera orbicula - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Family Acroceridae (Small-headed Flies)
Genus Acrocera
Species orbicula (Acrocera orbicula)
Explanation of Names
Acrocera orbicula (Fabricius 1787)
Identification
large, round Acrocera
Range
holarctic: across Eurasia & NA (ON-NT to AR-CA)(1)
Habitat
They can be seen hanging from grasses in meadowy situations
Remarks
are often mistaken for Ladybird Beetles in the field